The Worshipful Company of Turners

Supporting the Craft, City and Charity for over four hundred years

18
Sep
2013

London Green Wood report to the Worshipful Company of Turners

In 2012 we ran a total of 109 events, which is an average of more than two per week. That included: 12 Saturday meetings of the Association of Pole-lathe Turners and Green Woodworkers (APTGW), 88 midweek workshops (mainly on Wednesdays and Thursdays), 7 days of courses, and 2 demos. We registered 73 new participants in 2012.

16
May
2013

Battlefield Tour to Ypres

The Friends of St George's are arranging this tour and there are a few places available. Chief Executive of the ‘Not Forgotten’ Association, Colonel Piers Story-Pugh, an expert on First World War battlefields will accompany the tour.

14
May
2013

Taking a Very Positive Turn in Bristol

On the 17th November, 4 A-level students of Product Design, and seven Year 11 GCSE students attended a one day intensive wood turning course sponsored by the Association of Wood Turners of Great Britain. The course was held in a large workshop in Portishead (near Bristol), which was donated to the AWGB by a former member and is now run as a charitable trust which provides a Youth Training and Development Programme to attract young enthusiasts into the art of woodturning.

13
May
2013

A visit to the City of London Distillery

At 6.30pm on 20 March 2013 a group of 20 intrepid liverymen and their guests set off on a voyage of discovery. Led by Jamie the distiller and Nathan the barman, we began our journey of discovery and enlightenment on all things ‘Gin’.

16
Mar
2013

Hot News From The City

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28
Feb
2013

Master in Turning Award 2012

With 'almost too many achievements to list', Freeman Ray Key has been awarded the new Master in Turning award.

2
Jan
2013

American Woodturner Article

An article about the Company was published in December 2012's edition of American Woodturner.

30
Nov
2012

A Magical Weekend

The Magical Taxi Tour gives sick children a break from their world of treatment and therapy by going on a trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Resort Paris in a convoy of London Taxis. And this year we had the special opportunity to support a family, driven to Paris by our own Clerk.

30
Nov
2012

Visit to the Supreme Court on 25 May 2012

An excellent and informative day was had by members and guests when they visited the home of the Supreme Court and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, a Grade II listed building situated on a site closely linked with Justice and law for nearly a millennium.

9
Nov
2012

Visit to the Bank of England

27 members and guests were given rare access to the Bank of England in Threadneedle Street on the evening of 9th November. Gathering in the foyer of Sir Herbert Baker’s fine building, we were taken into the care of our guide for what proved to a fascinating and enjoyable tour of one of the city’s […]

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